Smart Sizing for Remote Desktop Connections

I just stumbled across another life-changing morsel of knowledge: how to enable smart sizing for remote desktop connections. It sounds like this is something that’s been around since Windows XP, but it’s relatively unknown and completely undiscoverable.

Here’s the secret: you need to create a .rdp shortcut for your connection and add the following line using your favorite text editor:

smart sizing:i:1

That’s it. With this miracle-line in your file, the remote desktop will scale as you resize the window. Want to know more? Go here.


Author: Adam Prescott

I'm enthusiastic and passionate about creating intuitive, great-looking software. I strive to find the simplest solutions to complex problems, and I embrace agile principles and test-driven development.

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